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    • 3-D biocompatible microneedle arrays with nanoporous surface 

      Chen, Po Chun; Hsieh, Sheng Jen (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      During the past few years, developing painless needles or patches to replace traditional hypodermic needles has been investigated. Since micromachining can be used to construct a high density metallic micropillar array, ...
    • 3D printing with reusable voxels : a faster and greener future 

      Stipe, Audrey; Wan, HungDa (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Many of the applications in the 3D printing market have been for manufacturing prototypes in an inexpensive and relatively fast manner. Today, 3D printers make this possible by no longer having to use third party manufacturers. ...
    • A Bayesian network based decision support system 

      Chen, Wen-Hsin; Wang, Wei-Hua Andrew (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      In this highly dynamic environment, data and information are rapidly changing in time. For a decision support system, to capture continuum data and then to extract knowledge from data is in high demand. Our research work ...
    • A constructive cooperative coevolutionary algorithm applied to press line optimisation 

      Glorieux, Emile; Svensson, Bo; Danielsson, Fredrik; Lennartson, Bengt (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Simulation-based optimisation often considers computationally expensive problems. Successfully optimising such large scale and complex problems within a practical timeframe is a challenging task. Optimisation techniques ...
    • A fast and accurate recognition system for flexible grasping of electronic goods 

      Woegerer, Christian; Rooker, M.; Angerer, Alfred; Kopf, Ch.; Pichler, A. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Automated packaging is becoming more and more interesting for various production sites even in Europe. However, in many companies the packaging process can only handle a limited amount of products. This leads to a very ...
    • A foresight study on future trends influencing material consumption and waste generation in production 

      Shahbazi,Sasha; Sjödin,Carina; Bjelkemyr,Marcus; Wiktorsson,Magnus (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      There are boundless upcoming factors that influence future of material waste in production. This broad range of factors needs to be scanned, categorized and analyzed in a structured way. This paper by a foresight study, ...
    • A framework to support the lifecycle of virtual manufacturing enterprises 

      Azevedo, Ame�rico; Ferreira, Filipe; Faria, Jose� (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      This paper proposes a framework to support the full virtual manufacturing enterprise lifecycle from the creation to the operation and dissolution. The paper will show how the framework supports the activities involved in ...
    • A model for integrating shipment consolidation and pricing decisions in perishable product supply chains 

      Chen, Jing; Dong, Ming, Ph. D.; Chen, F. Frank (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      This paper focuses on a simple perishable product supply chain with a vendor and multiple retailers. These retailers, densely dispersed in a distribution zone, are sensitive to price, delivery time and product quality. ...
    • A modular flexible scalable and reconfigurable system for manufacturing of microsystems based on additive manufacturing and e-printing 

      Woegerer, Christian; Plasch, Matthias; Heidl, Wolfgang; Dickerhof, Markus; Kimmig, Daniel; Scholz, Steffen; Adamietz, Raphael; Iseringhausen, Tobias (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Generative manufacturing technologies are gaining more and more of importance as key enabling technologies in future manufacturing, especially when a flexible scalable manufacturing of small medium series of customized ...
    • A multi-objective model for solar industry closed-loop supply chain by using particle swarm optimization 

      Chen, YiWen; Wang, Li-Chih; Chen, Tzu-Li; Wang, Allen; Cheng, Chen-Yeng (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Solar energy industry is an exceptional industry which desperately relies on government support and subsidy. The demand is decreasing since the government support reduction, moreover, the dramatically increase China solar ...
    • A new stochastic simulation optimization methodology for supply chain inventory optimization with imperfect quality items 

      Duan, Qinglin; Liao, T. Warren (Thunshun Warren), 1957- (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      This paper proposes a new stochastic simulation optimization methodology that integrates meta-heuristic with sample average approximation for supply chain inventory optimization under supply uncertainty. The supply uncertainty ...
    • A novel engineering method for the power flow assessment in servo-actuated automated machinery 

      Oliva, Enrico; Berselli, Giovanni; Pelliccian, Marcello (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Multipurpose and programmable servo-actuated mechanisms may be envisaged as the key technology for increasing flexibility and re-configurability of modern automated machinery. Unfortunately, based on the current ...
    • A performance estimation framework for complex manufacturing systems 

      Almeida, António; Azevedo, Américo (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      To cope with today market challenges and guarantee adequate competitive performances, companies have been decreasing their products life cycles, as well as increasing the number of product varieties and respective services ...
    • A techno-health study of the use of cutting fluids and future alternatives 

      Shokrani, Alborz; Dhokia, Vimal; Newman, Stephen T. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The health issues associated with exposure to cutting fluids is an increasing concern among occupational health researchers. However, this issue has been overlooked in manufacturing enterprises from engineering prospective. ...
    • AC-pulse modulated electrohydrodynamic (EHD) direct printing of conductive micro silver tracks for micro-manufacturing 

      Qin, Hantang; Wei, Chuang; Dong, Jingyan; Lee, Yuan-Shin (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      This paper presents a direct fabrication of highly conductive silver tracks with sub-20 μm microstructures on glass substrates using electrohydrodynamic jet printing (EHD) based on alternative current (AC) voltage. A new ...
    • Adaptive robotic control in cloud environments 

      Adamson, Goran; Wang, Lihui, 1959-; Holm, Magnus; Moore, Philip (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Many of the applications in the 3D printing market have been for manufacturing prototypes in an inexpensive and relatively fast manner. Today, 3D printers make this possible by no longer having to use third party manufacturers. ...
    • Advanced 3D robot simulation for flexible interactive manual robot guidance—an eRobotics approach 

      Kaigom, Eric Guiffo; Rossmann, Jürgen (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Manual robot guidance is an intuitive approach to teach robots with human’s skills in the loop. It is particularly useful to manufacturers because of the high flexibility and low programming efforts. However, manual robot ...
    • Advantages of using hybrid manufacturing platforms to realize decentralized manufacture 

      Kendrick, Blake A.; Dhokia, Vimal; Newman, Stephen T. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Manufacturing has traditionally been the domain of centralised factories, set-up and optimised to make a sole product or product-range. Whilst the in-house efficacy of such systems has been greatly improved due to lean ...
    • An approach of one-item-multiple-code for logistics management in international power generation EPC projects 

      Wu, Shan-shan; Wang, De-yuan (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Engineering-Procurement-Construction project type is widely used in the industry of power generation development, and logistics management has been playing an important role in the execution of especially international ...
    • An artificial neural network based on adaptive resonance theory for fault classification on an automated assembly machine 

      Fernando, Heshan; Surgenor, Brian (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      An unsupervised artificial neural network (ANN) based on the ART2-A algorithm is compared to a rule-based method for fault classification on an automated assembly machine. Machine data is collected using three greyscale ...